Commanders star Brian Robinson’s 15-year-old shooter pleads guilty to wounding running back in botched August robbery AND killing a teenage boy in a separate incident weeks later
A teenager has pleaded guilty to shooting Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson in August and killing a 15-year-old boy in the nation’s capital in the following weeks.
The shooter has not been identified publicly, but did admit in court that he and a 17-year-old friend tried to steal Robinson’s car on August 28. However, the 23-year-old Alabama product struggled with the 17-year-old, prompting the shooter – just 14 at the time – to fire two shots, striking Robinson in the knee and hip.
Fortunately, Robinson only suffered minor injuries and returned to action weeks later.
‘I was trying to get the man’s Hellcat,’ the 15-year-old shooter told authorities, referring to Robinson’s muscle car. ‘I wasn’t thinking. It was wrong.’
A teenager has pleaded guilty to shooting Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson (pictured) in August and killing a 15-year-old boy in the nation’s capital weeks later
Since the Robinson shooting, a 15-year-old named Andre Robertson was fatally shot on a relative’s porch. Robinson’s shooter has also pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in that case, the Washington Post reports.
The 15-year-old shooter remains in Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services awaiting his sentencing on March 8.
Robinson was in the midst of his first NFL training camp when he was approached by the two teenage boys on August 28. The 15-year-old shooter and another teen held up Robinson and tried to take his wallet, as well as the keys to his Dodge muscle car. Robinson tried to flee, but was caught by the older teen, who began wrestling with the NFL player.
The 23-year-old Robinson successfully wrestled the gun from the 17-year-old, but was then shot by the younger boy, according to police.
Robinson returned to action on October 9, rushing for 22 yards on nine carries in his first NFL game. Since then, he put together a solid rookie season, gaining 797 yards on 205 carries. He also added nine receptions for 60 yards.